In Space there's Room for Everyone

The Rakia Mission is not a one-man mission - it belongs to all of us. It includes scientists and researchers, education organizations and teachers, Israeli artists, etc. We invite each one of you to take part in the variety of activities, which will be contributing toward innovation, education and culture in Israel.

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The Big Dream

Communication with Eytan, in which he will be holding interviews and conversations with various groups and will be answering their questions while he is on board the Space Station.

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The general population

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22.02.2022

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Direct conversations with Eytan - questions and answers

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What does life on board the International Space Station look like?
An invitation to take a peek at the everyday life of the Rakia space mission and see how the astronauts sleep, eat, shower, brush their teeth, work out and carry out “simple” everyday functions.

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A variety of videos for all ages

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22.02.2022

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A day in the life of an astronaut

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Maintaining radio communication with students in the Tevel Program.
The students will maintain radio communication with Eytan from the ground station in Herzliya and will ask him questions on his experience in the Space Station.

The activity is done jointly with the Herzliya Science Center.

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High school

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Radio communication

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A brief lesson on the history of the aerospace industry and of the State of Israel, while building a three-dimensional model of the Beresheet 2 spacecraft.

The activity is done jointly with the the Space.il Non-Profit.

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Kindergartens thru high school

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22.02.2022

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Israel in Space

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An activity for all members of youth movements, in which Eytan will be talking with them from space and will present several challenges for them to undertake on Earth.

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Teenagers

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22.02.2022

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A session for the youth movements

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A Beautiful World / Paul Kor
Eytan will be reading the story A Beautiful World by Paul Kor for Israel’s children.
After that it will be possible to follow on with activities in the kindergartens revolving around the story and around the Rakia Mission.

The activity is done jointly with the Pajama Library.

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Kindergartens

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22.02.2022

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Storytime from Space

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A physics lesson in which the students will learn about hydrophilic materials (materials that bond with water) and hydrophobic materials (materials which repel water) and will observe the intermolecular forces in action. The experiment will be performed in the classrooms concurrent with the experiment being performed on board the Space Station.
Later on we will learn to identify hydrophilic and hydrophobic materials through an experimental approach and discuss their chemical composition.

The lesson has been submitted as part of the Learning from Space contest by Maor Madmon.

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Elementary, junior high school and high school

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Hydrophobic and hydrophilic materials

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A physics lesson intended for high school students majoring in physics. The lesson will deal with a mathematical pendulum and a conical pendulum and their behavior under free-fall conditions. The students will conduct the experiment in their classrooms concurrent with Eytan, who will be conducting it in the Space Station.

The lesson has been submitted by the physics supervisory staff in the Ministry of Education.

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High school

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Mathematical pendulum and conical pendulum

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A set of quizzes (some of them taking place in live broadcasts, some offline), revolving around the Rakia Mission - the International Space Station, behavior of materials under microgravity, scientific experiments during the mission etc. Each quiz is a contest in itself with prizes for the winners. The quiz is intended to be a teaching experience for the entire family - exploring and solving together. Two broadcasts will take place during the week-long course of the mission, where the climax broadcast will be hosted by Eytan.

The quizzes have been developed by the Davidson Institute for Science Education.

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All ages

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22.02.2022

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Brainwashing from Space - family trivia

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How does fire behave in space and how can candles be lit on board the International Space Station?
A lesson which will deal with various issues related to space travel and observance of Jewish tradition. Among other things, we will focus on lighting candles and on whether this tradition can be upheld on board the International Space Station.

The lesson has been submitted as part of the Learning from Space contest by Michal Ivgi and the Baba Da NGO.

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Elementary, junior high school and high school

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22.02.2022

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Science and Judaica

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A physics lesson in which the students will learn about various physics-related subjects through hands-on learning. Concepts such as the following will be studied: material density, Hookes’ Law, the elasticity model and their meaning. This will be done through experimentation in the classroom concurrent with space-based experimentation.

The lesson has been submitted as part of the Learning from Space contest by Netta Keren, Adar Antebbi, Eitan Lehr and Ofri Levy.

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Elementary

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How do liquids behave in microgravity?

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A civics class intended to highlight the legal issues concerning space.
In the absence of a sovereign or legal framework, we will be raising the issues and dilemmas related to human activity in space, which make it more complicated than Earth-based activity.

The lesson has been submitted as part of the Learning from Space contest Michael Sa’ada.

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High school

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Issues and Dilemmas in Space

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The lesson will deal with political borders, light pollution and different climate zones on the planet as they appear from an outside perspective - from space. This view from space is going to enable the students to understand the subject from a different angle while showing what our world actually looks like from above.

The lesson has been submitted as part of the Learning from Space contest by Einat Sherman and Nir Dobrowski.

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Elementary + junior high school

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Geography lesson from space

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A lesson about sustainability, in which we will introduce life on board the Station and the various solutions used there for recycling. We will also talk about causes and solutions for the climate crisis, with emphasis on the outside point of view - a view of Earth from the outside.

The lesson has been developed in collaboration with the Green Network organization

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Elementary + junior high school

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Sustainability lesson - space exploration and its contribution toward solving the climate crisis

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Photographs made by Eytan from the Station window with a drawing made by Assad in the frame. Artist: Assad Azi

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22.02.2022

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Space Drawings

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On board the Station, Eytan will by suspended in weightlessness while the artists back on Earth will be firmly bound to the ground and to tradition. They seek to project a clip that talks about the yearning for a state of “weightlessness”.

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22.02.2022

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Space Video Art

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A water statue which will be able to exist only in space, and which will achieve its 3D structure thanks to weightlessness. Creators: Liat Segal and Yasmin Meroz

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22.02.2022

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Impossible Object

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An application which will create an entertaining and cultural experience in a mechanized and functional environment, and which will create staged, pointless scenes will be placed within the Station space and will be displayed via an iPad display. Creator: Yael Frank

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22.02.2022

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Gravity Drama!

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A visual travelogue in which Eytan is going to share his thoughts with the artist, and which will form the basis for illustrations, which will form the basis for Yizhar’s illustrations. Artist: Yizhar Cohen

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Correspondence

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A first phase of space-jewelry - jewelry intended to function in outer space. Artist: Freddie Shachar Kislev

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Space jewelry

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A joint navigation of ideas, images and thoughts, between the artist and Eytan, presenting the possibility to be introduced to and understand a place through dialog. Creator: Ofri Cnaani

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Ground Control

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A sound album, which is going to be assembled from various sources on the Station and which will be a vocal documentation of life there. Creator: Maayan Tsadka

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22.02.2022

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A Sound Guide to the International Space Station

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A statue constructed of electromagnetic energy rays, which will be broadcast from Earth and from the Station into space, creating a new form of art, invisible and eternal - a radio sculpture. Artist: Yanai Toister and Nimrod Astrakhan

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An Earthbound Broadcast across the Universe

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A series of personal interviews with the astronauts which examine the tension that exists between the astronaut himself and in contrast to society’s expectation from the image of his role.

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22.02.2022

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Dialog at 8 km/second

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StemRad Investigating operational and human interface factors will ensure that the AstroRad is effectively protecting astronauts from radiation.

Researcher:
Dr. Oren Milstein, CEO and Chief Scientific Officer, StemRad

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22.02.2022

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AstroRad

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Tel Aviv Univeristy respresents revolutionizing Spacecraft Design by Implementing a Novel Unobtrusive Apparatus for Utilizing Commercial Off-The-Shelf Electronics in Space-Systems.

Researcher:
Yoav Simhony, Tel Aviv University
Collborators:
IAI-Israel Aerospace Industries, Afeka College of Engineering

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22.02.2022

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COTS-CAPSULE

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The research team from Tel Aviv University and the Volcani Institute will test the CRISPR-CAS-based genetic diagnosis technology under micro-gravity conditions. Genetic level diagnosis is a powerful tool for detecting viral and bacterial pathogens and can be a direct, specific and sensitive method for use in long space missions.

Researchers:
Dr. David Burstein, Tel Aviv University and Dr. Gur Pines, Volcani Institute

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CRISPR - Based Genetic Diagnostics In Microgravity

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Amorphical is testing a unique formula of amorphous calcium carbonate (ACC) in microgravity which has demonstrated significantly improved absorption of calcium and an increase in bone and muscle mass on Earth. The experiment is designed to prove the applicability of the solution to those staying in space.

Researchers:
Dr. Igal Bloom,Yossi Ben, Moti Tikotinski, Orit Ecker, Sarah Neuman - Amorphical and SpacePharma team.

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Enhancing Bone Forming and Muscle Cells Performances In Microgravity Conditions by Amorphous Calcium Carbonate

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Prof. Solomon will examine the crew's visual function (far and near) and retinal function using the AMSLER board. These tests will be able to give a complementray vision of whether non-gravity affects the functioning of the visual system.

Researcher:
Prof. Arieh S Solomon, Tel Aviv Univeristy

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Evaluation of visual functions during space flight

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The experiment in Prof. Bercovici's Lab aims to mature our fluidic shaping technology and demonstrate its potential for next-generation large space telescopes.

Researcher:
Prof. Moran Bercovici, Technion
Collaborators:
Ames Research Center, NASA

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FLUTE

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Greenonix is testing the development of a sterile and autonomous system for growing water-based lentil plants under micro-gravity conditions based on closed-loop control in real time.

Researcher:
Dr. Dubi Shachal, GreenOnyx LTD

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Fresh Green in Space

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Prof. Behar team would demonstrate for the first time few-degree accuracy localization of (Gamma-ray burst)GRBs with a cubesat-scale payload.

Researchers:
Prof. Ehud Behar, Prof, Shlomit Terem and Phd. candidate Roy Rahin - Physics Faculty, Technion
Collaborator:
IAI-Israel Aerospace Industries

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GALI

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Prof. Ohad Gal-Mor's Lab is observing the effect of space conditions on the expression of virulence pathways in the common human pathogen Salmonella enterica.

Researcher:
Prof. Ohad Gal-Mor, Head, the Infectious Diseases Research Laboratory, Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer

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Gene Expression

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Tichon-Hadash Tel Aviv as part of the SpaceLab program proposes to examine the effect of microgravity on microbial bacteria in the gut, as well as the effect of antibiotics on bacteria - in order to optimize microbiota transplants in Earth and space.

The Experiment Leasers:
Tichon Hadash, Tel Aviv in collaborat Prof. Kobi Moran-Gilad's Lab, Ben-Gurion Univeristy.

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Gut what it take

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Sheba Medical Center examines monitoring retinal changes in space tourists' eyes over a short flight using an innovative SpringVision retinal spectral imaging system.

Researchers:
Dr. Harel Baris - ARC Medical Center, Prof. Eyal Margalit, Dr. Michael Aronov - Spring Vision, Dr. Yahya M.M. Swaiti - St. John Eye Hospital Jerusalem

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22.02.2022

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iCapture45 - Monitoring Retinal Changes in Space

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Global observations of thunderstorms, lightning and (Transient Luminous Events)TLEs correlated with international ground campaigns וunder the supervision of researchers at Reichman university and Tel Aviv University.

Researcher:
Prof. Yoav Yair, Reichman University and Prof. Colin Price, Tel Aviv Univeristy.
Collaborators:
The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Tehnion, Ariel Univeristy, Stanford univeristy, US. Denmark Technichal University.Hokkaido University Japan. University of Toulouse France.UPC National Observatory of Athens. University of Bath, UK.INPE, Brazil. University of Groningen ,Netherlands

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ILAN-ES

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Prof. Michal Weizmann's team proposes to examine the changes in the immune system in exposure to microgravity, which have previously been shown to cause aging of the immune system and the progression of dementia and Alzheimer's.

Researcher:
Prof. Michal Schwartz, Waizmann Inst.

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Immune Agging

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Sheba Medical Center together with Thomas Jefferson University An Evaluation of the Human Urinary Microbiome and Urinary Symptoms in Space.

Researchers:
Dr. Ben Boursi, Sheba Medical Center and Dr. Paul Chung Thomas Jefferson Univeristy.
Collaborators:
Texas Tech University, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, MicroGenDX.

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Impact of Space-Travels on the Urinary Microbiome

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Dr. Verker's team developing a deploying system based on the magic-wand deploying principle, built from thermoformed space qualified Kapton that can fit easily into nanosatellites.

Researcher:
Dr. Ronen Verker, Soreq Nuclear Research Institute

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Magic Wand

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Aleph Farms proposes to study an experiment that studies the effect of microgravity on the culture of cow cells into cells that build muscle tissue, on the one hand to develop the ability to produce cultured steak in long durations missions, and on the other to build an efficient production process that reduces the Earth's environmental footprint.

Researchers:
Dr. Neta Lavon (VP Research & Development), Dr. Lee Recht (Head of Sustainability), Dr. Tzvika Tamari - SpacePharma.

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22.02.2022

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Meat For Space

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Dekel Vilnai School from Ma'ale Adumim as part of the SpaceLab program will examine ghost cells , which can help heal an organ, under microgravity conditions, both when they are and are not wrapped in PEG polymer.

The Experiment Leaders:
Dekel Vilnai School from Ma'ale Adumim as part of the SpaceLab program in collabor Prof. Marcelle Machluf's Lab, Technion.

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Nano Ghosts

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The researchers from the Ophthalmology Institute at Sheba Medical Center and the Faculty of Physics at Tel Aviv University demonstrate the use of VEYE - an innovative device that provide a blood test to be performed needle free in real time, by analayzing the ocular image with image processing and AI.

Researches:
Prof. Ygal Rotenstreich,Sheba Medical Center
Prof. Haim Suchowski, Tel Aviv University

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Needle-Free Blood Test

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Brain.Space offers cognitive assessment of the brain in micro-gravity conditions using an advanced EEG system.

Researchers:
Amir Steinberg, Israel Deutsch, Dr. Eran Friebman - Brian.Space, Dr. Oren Shriki, Ofir Almagor, Ofer Avin - Ben Gurion University

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Neurowellness Study in Microgravity Enviroment

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NSLComm is Validating a flexible communication Antenna folding scheme and successful deployment under ZeroG conditions.

Researcher:
Daniel Rockberger, Efi Kasantini, Ido Dagan, NSLComm

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NISSAN-Nano ISS Antenna

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Shamir Optics is testing innovative eyewear technology for astronauts with a presbyopia that includes the use of unique lenses that combine a close vision area located at the top of the lens.

Researcher: Shamir Optics Ltd.

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Overhead Spectacles

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Shimon Beit Zvi School in Givatayim as part of the Spce-Lab program examines the effect of micro-gravity on IDEONELLA SKAIENSIS bacteria, which gives them well-developed abilities such as plastic caliclipling.

The Experiment Leaders:
Shimon Beit Zvi School, Givatayim in collaborat Prof. Pirchi Waxman, Bar-Ilan University.

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PET

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The Amit Safed High-School, as part of the SpaceLab program, will examine the possibility of using moringa seeds and copper pieces to purify water under micro-gravity conditions, in order to be an alternative to existing purification methods in the space station.

The Experiment Leaders:
The Amit Safed High-School, as part of the SpaceLab program with Prof. Shai Bel, Bar-Ilan University.

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Purifying water using Moringa powder and pieces of copper

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Bar Ilan University, in collaboration with the Israel Institute of Aerospace Medicine, proposes to examine the effect of micro-gravity conditions on vision function, using a digital functional vision test on a tablet.

Researcher:
Prof. Uri Polat, Ophthalmic Science and Engineering Laboratory, Bar Ilan University
Collaborators:
Prof. Yossi Mandel, Ophthalmic Science and Engineering Laboratory, Bar Ilan University, Dr. Eran Schenker, Israel Aerospace Medicine Institute (IAMI).

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Reflective Eye Test

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Sheba Medical Center will monitor the emotional state and stress level of the crew by monitoring their vital metrics, cognitive and motor function, hearing and vision function and changes in their sleep patterns, using advanced technology and digital app developed by Israeli startups. Monitoring findings throughout the space travel mission will enable analysis of stress levels and prevent the development of emotional distress through remote medical tools.

Researcher:
Dr. Harel Baris, ARC Sheba mediacl center
Collaborators:
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Xtrodes and Stroke Alert stratups.

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Remote Evaluation of Emotional Distress

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